Mentor Programme

As part of our Youth Music funded programme in children and young people’s healthcare settings, we’re excited to offer places on our Mentor Programme throughout 2022-23. Successful applicants will work alongside the Wishing Well team in one of our partner hospitals for 10 weeks, receiving additional support and training before and after their project. This is a paid opportunity to gain experience working with children, young people and families in acute healthcare and to acquire skills which are transferable to all aspects of a music-based portfolio career.

This is a rolling programme throughout 2022/23. To find out more, please email jo@wishingwellmusic.org.uk

Criteria for Mentees

You’ll  need:

-to be 25 years of age or under, during your placement with us

-to have some experience/training in musical leadership in community settings

-this is a paid opportunity so you need to be registered as self employed and have public liability insurance in place (we can help you with both of those things if needed)

-to have a keen interest in bringing your music into acute healthcare settings, using your skills to support the wellbeing of the hospital community through connection, empowerment and expression.

-to be a good communicator and be keen to develope a “reflective” practice.

-to be available for a 10-week placement at one of our 2 partner hospitals in Haywards Health (mid Sussex) or Brighton. (sessions are 2 hours long on a set day each week).

 Placements:

Chalk Hill, an in-patient CAMHs (child and adolescent mental health) ward in Haywards Heath (mid Sussex), supporting our resident musician with one-to-one and small group sessions involving multi-instrumental work, composition, songwriting and production.

The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton. Bedside music-making in children’s critical care and medical wards. Appropriate children’s repertoire, confidence with singing and percussion essential.

Note that we have to wear masks at both of these settings – we are allowed to sing but not to use mouth blown instruments.

 This is a rolling programme throughout 2022/23. To register your interest in the programme, please email jo@wishingwellmusic.org.uk

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!